The Father Effect (video)

The Father Effect (video)

What is the importance of a father in a child’s life? What is the impact of a father’s words and deeds on his children? This short film, The Father Effect, explores those topics: Read more

5 things no one tells you when you become a father

5 things no one tells you when you become a father

Speaking from experience, becoming a father is truly the most humbling and magical experience imaginable. It truly is a miracle each time. Whilst sometimes stressful, there is no happier time. It soon became clear though that when they arrive they don’t come with a guidebook and there are certain aspects that I just hadn’t considered.… Read more

6 Nurturing Tips for New Dads: Cherish Your Partner

6 Nurturing Tips for New Dads: Cherish Your Partner

There’s a saying that goes something like: “If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!” I used to think it was just a funny saying, until we had kids, and now I have seen the truth behind it. When a woman is pregnant and her body is working overtime, she’ll love it if you take the… Read more

Enjoy the Now: Being Present With Your Children

Enjoy the Now: Being Present With Your Children

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. -from the Tao Te Ching, Stephen Mitchell translation One of the greatest gifts that a father can give… Read more

The Seven Ages of Dad

The Seven Ages of Dad

It’s fair to say that Dads go through many different ages, from the initial excitement and stresses of being a young father, through to the challenges of being a responsible parent to growing children, before taking on a role where they are more readily seen as Grandfathers first, and Dads second. At each of these… Read more

My Experience with Cloth Diapers and Being a New Dad

My Experience with Cloth Diapers and Being a New Dad

Being a new dad has been amazing in so many ways for me, and nothing could prepare me for the experience. It has been harder than I expected in so many ways, but easier in others. While the first six weeks were really hard on my wife, each day gets better and better in this… Read more

Ways for Working Dads to Maximize Family Time

Make time for what matters with these tips Especially in difficult economic times, it can be easy to put work ahead of family; but no matter what your circumstances, there are simple ways to make the most of your time, and set boundaries on work so your family can grow together, there are also resources… Read more

Make Everyday a Father’s Day: Ten Parenting Tips Just for Dads

Make Everyday a Father’s Day: Ten Parenting Tips Just for Dads

Let’s face it, sometimes fathers feel a bit left out. They may feel a little unsure of their abilities in the parenting department, and women, like many other species, can smell fear. Not only do we moms want to save a father from feeling bad, we also want to prevent as much fussing as possible,… Read more